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Eight new NADRA online centres being set up abroad.

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Minister of State for Interior and Narcotics Control Muhammad Baleegh-ur-Rehman informed the National Assembly that National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will set up its new online centres in different countries to facilitate overseas Pakistanis. The authority would equip the centres with required staff and machinery for extending maximum facilities to expatriate Pakistanis in getting National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistan ... Read More »

Around 1.2m people affected by recent floods, 170 killed

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  More than 1.2 million people have been affected, while some 3,093 villages and 8,658 houses damaged due to floods in various areas of the country, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said. An NDMA spokesman said that the recent floods killed 170 people, while 122 persons sustained injuries due to floods related incident. As many as 3,093 villages have been affected ... Read More »

Beautiful pakistan showcased at RAC

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Rawalpindi Arts Council arranged a group painting exhibition entitled “Beautiful Pakistan” in connection with Independence Day celebrations. The aim of conducting exhibition was to highlight the beauty and splendour of Pakistan. Member Punjab Assembly Lubna Rehan Pirzada accompanied by Resident Director RAC Waqar Ahmed inaugurated the exhibition. Senior and young artists Farzana Rashid, H Gul, Haji Pervaiz, Hameed Falak, Younis ... Read More »

Govt taking steps to eradicate polio virus by 2016.

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar has said that sincere efforts are being made to eradicate polio virus from the country by year 2016. As a result of steps being taken by the government, situation is getting better day by day as only 26 cases of polio have been reported so far ... Read More »

NADRA’s online CNIC renewal facility inaugurated.

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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday inaugurated the online renewal of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) after which nobody needs to visit NADRA office for this purpose. The interior minister, while addressing the ceremony, said a tracking system has been introduced in NADRA through which one can know the status of one’s ... Read More »

Pakistan wins 34 medals at Special Olympics 2015

Pakistani athletes won a total of 34 medals at Special Olympics 2015. Photo: Special Olympics Pakistan

Pakistani athletes made a remarkable performance at Special Olympics World Games 2015, bringing their total to 34 medals as the competition ended in Los Angeles on August 2. Pakistan’s 34 medals include 13 gold, 11 silver, 10 bronze in eight disciplines. Team’s strong performance has been well received at home. “The players have done tremendously well in these Summer Games,” said Special Olympics ... Read More »

Peshawar School children meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Pak Ambassador in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets students from the Peshawar Army Public School, Pakistan at the State Depatment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with 12 students from the Peshawar Army Public School, Pakistan. The students are in the U.S. to participate in the U.S.-Pakistan Global Leadership and STEM Program – a program which was developed and is being implemented by Meridian International Center, with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and in ... Read More »

Pakistan criticises world community for not acting decisively on massive human suffering

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UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan on Thursday criticised the international community for not acting decisively on the massive human suffering as a consequence of the “global wave of displacement and forced migrations — in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in East Asia and elsewhere”. Addressing a gathering organised by the Pakistan mission at the United Nations, to highlight the massive humanitarian ... Read More »

Polish photographer captures Pakistan’s spectacular Karakoram region

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Photographer took pictures of Pakistani glacier using a drone during three-week adventurous hike through the Himalayas The photos taken in the cold, high Himalyas usually show colossal snow-covered vast lands and mountains. But David Kaszlikowski has managed to reveal magical Karakoram with such spectacular colours and lovely appeal which has never been done before. During an exhilarating three-week trek in ... Read More »

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